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Sunday Chez Guy and the Salon du Chocolat

Guy has opened his restaurant for Sunday lunches.  Yay!  He has also put tables outside for those who like to take advantage of the beautiful spring time weather we are having. Sunday lunch is a good excuse, if one is … Continue reading

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Lurking

I really had no intention of shopping today.  I just went out for the usual coffee and the next thing I knew, my hands were full of bags.  I didn’t even have my shopping basket!  It all began with an … Continue reading

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Plat d’Etain: Bruno Has the “Irish” In

The French always surprise me with their intense enthusiasm for vacations and hobbies.  I once saw a group of French country western dancers performing on the promenade, boots, hats and all. They were good! Last night Bruno of the Plat d’Etain … Continue reading

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La Gourmandise au Village Gourmand

Everyday the traiteur/restaurant, Village Gourmand, has a special.   My son and I noticed that Saturday’s special was duck leg.  Okay!  Saturday was sorted :)  We drafted Le Parret and it was a date. I decided on the assorted entree … Continue reading

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Rognons de Veau Chez Guy

Having arrived in Sens on Friday and not really feeling up to doing the market and cooking on Saturday, I found my favorite old French guy,  M. Parret, and asked him to lunch with me at the very “correct” restaurant, … Continue reading

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Troyes, France

Feeling as under as the weather and hugely contrary, we decided to take a ride in the driving wind and rain to the lovely little town of Troyes, existent since the Roman era (GPS prononces this tee-raw).  We’d been here … Continue reading

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Chez Guy

Well yes, I’m in Sens and I have eaten and drunk wine a lot.  If you hang with Le Parret, wine drinking and cheese eating is inevitable.  I even cooked sometimes.  Look at this pan fried skate wing with cucumber … Continue reading

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Tarte Boudin Noir

Yesterday, while loitering around town, drinking coffee and tasting chocolates, I peeked into the display window at the new traiteur, The Village Gourmand.   On display was an appetizing tarte of black pudding,  so I bought it, knowing that the … Continue reading

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Oysters Gillardeau

L’Ambiance des Halles, the fishmonger advertised a variety of newly arrived gourmet oysters so Jade and I thought we might as well get them while the getting was good!  We drafted M. Parret and his daughter-in-law, Selene, to accompany us … Continue reading

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Le Village Gourmand in Sens, France

I constantly mourn the disappearance of “old school French” restaurants in our town of Sens.  By that I mean restaurants who buy their produce and meats daily at the farmers’ market and serve in-house fabricated traditional French recipes.   Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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